To-Love-Ru Quake Charity Sketch Gets 1.2 Million Yen Bid

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Signed original art from Black Cat creator Yabuki one of 14 Jump creators' illustrations auctioned

The charity auction for an original signed image of a character from To Love-Ru -Trouble- Darkness drawn by the manga's artist Kentaro Yabuki (Black Cat, Mayoi Neko Overrun!) ended on Yahoo! Japan for 1,223,000 yen (about US$15,397) on Monday. The illustration was part of Shueisha's "Jump Charity Auction" event, which auctioned illustrations from 14 different manga creators from Shueisha's Jump series of magazines. The auctions were held from July 4-11, and each auction had a starting bid price of 1 yen.

Proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Japanese Red Cross to help victims of the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake (Higashi Nihon Daishinsai) disaster.

Below is a list of other manga creators who contributed illustrations to the charity, and how much each illustration sold for:

  • Nobuhiro Watsuki's illustration - 641,000 yen (about US$8,069)
  • Fujiko Fujio A's illustration - 500,000 yen (about US$6,294)
  • Katsura Hoshino's illustration - 401,000 yen (about US$5,048)
  • Hiroyuki Asada's illustration - 401,000 yen (about US$5,048)
  • Norihiro Yagi's illustration - 351,000 yen (about US$4,418)
  • Tatsuya Endo's illustration - 212,000 yen (about US$2,669)
  • Ryūhei Tamura's illustration - 136,000 yen (about US$1,712)
  • Kousuke Masuda's illustration - 126,000 yen (about US$1,586)
  • Yoshiaki Sukeno's illustration - 86,500 yen (about US$1,089)
  • Namie Odama's illustration - 60,500 yen (about US$761)
  • Yōichi Amano's illustration - 57,000 yen (about US$717)
  • Hajime Kazu's illustration - 51,500 yen (about US$648)
  • Tohru Uchimizu's illustration - 30,611 yen (about US$385)

In another recent charity auction, an original signed image from Zetman creator Masakazu Katsura sold on Yahoo! Japan for 1,414,000 yen (about US$17,300).

[Via Moe Ota-News Sokuhō]

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